Miami Waterkeeper Floating Classroom


Miami Waterkeeper Floating Classroom
DISCOVERY Vessel Julia
February 12, 2020

On February 12th, 2020, SeaKeepers partnered with Miami Waterkeeper to host a floating classroom and island cleanup aboard DISCOVERY Vessel Julia. 20 Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors from Hialeah Highschool learned about our local marine environment by going out on a field expedition to conduct water quality assessments and learn more about the threats to Biscayne Bay.

The Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassador program is a year-long program that develops high school students into young environmental leaders. Through the Junior Ambassador program, South Florida students become community leaders by gaining an understanding of issues impacting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding watershed, receiving training in civic engagement and advocacy, sharing their acquired knowledge with diverse audiences, and helping to organize interactive volunteer events. This program helps students become versed in the complex relationship between social, environmental, governmental, and economic issues that are central to cultivating a culture of environmental awareness and advocacy in South Florida, which is relevant worldwide.

Thank you to Miami Waterkeeper for hosting their floating classroom program with SeaKeepers and to Fleet Miami for providing Julia as a platform for our floating classroom programs! We look forward to expanding our partnerships with local schools and organizations to conserve our local beaches and waters.

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